A Savannah man was charged with aggravated assault after firing a gun at a man legally hunting near his house.
David Hobbs, 56, of Serenity Pointe was taken into custody after police ordered him out of his house.
Officers had been called to the area between Berwick Boulevard and Quacco Road just before 10 a.m. by Logan Risvold Abbot, 23. Abbot told police he was legally hunting in a large wooded area behind his residence and near Hobbs’ residence when shots were heard near his head.
He said he was in the process of securing a deer he had shot and trailed when he heard several shots and the sound of bullets coming near him, causing him to dive to the ground. He had filed reports of confrontations with Hobbs over his hunting on the property before.
As officers questioned Abbot, they heard a gunshot from the Hobbs residence and brought in other officers who ordered Hobbs out of the house. After ignoring several orders to exit, he walked out to meet officers. He was arrested without incident. A weapon and shell casings were recovered.
• Police are requesting the public’s help in identifying and locating an SUV that struck a Savannah woman while she walked on West Gwinnett Street Dec. 20.
Alfreda Wright, 51, of the 2500 block of East Derenne Avenue was struck by a vehicle as she was walking westbound on the side of West Gwinnett Street near the U.S. 17 overpass about 10:10 p.m. She has since been released from the hospital.
Investigators have identified the car as a 1995 or 1996 Ford Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer. The SUV should have some damage on its right front corner. The vehicle struck the woman and stopped momentarily before speeding away without rendering aid or reporting the accident.
Anyone with info is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234–2020 or text CRIMES (274637).
• FBI and Metro police are searching for a man who robbed the Colony Bank in the 7000 block of Hodgson Memorial Dr.
The robber walked in about 9:22 a.m., produced a handgun and demanded money from a teller. After receiving the money, he ran on foot. Patrol officers, canine officers and police helicopter Eagle One searched the area but have not yet found the suspect. No one was injured.
The suspect is described as a thin black male, 5–8 to 5–11, with a medium complexion. He was wearing a dark blue skull cap, dark blue hooded, zip–up jacket, black or dark blue jeans and black combat boots. He wore a white bandana with blue designs.
• Police took two suspects into custody and recovered a stolen vehicle after several burglaries of dealerships on the southside.
The two males were apprehended after officers and a canine officer searched a wooded area behind Critz Buick GMC in the 7000 block of Abercorn Street after midnight. Officers had responded to a burglary at the dealership in which a vehicle was used to remove a gate and fence to leave the lot. An SUV believed to have been taken was seen at Vaden Signature dealership nearby. Officers saw it stop behind another business on Abercorn before the occupants ran. One man was apprehended by police after being chased by K–9 Flash and the other was located in the woods by the canine.